CNA Week celebrated locally

June 16th-22nd was designated across the nation as CNA Week, honoring the dedicated men and women Nurses Assistants. The 43rd annual event provided a timely opportunity to honor caregivers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic with the theme “Nursing Assistants: Creating a Community of Caring.”

Just what does a Certified Nurses Assistant (CNA) do on a typical day? Generally, a CNA 1 is involved in most aspects of the patient’s daily care, from taking vitals, observing the intake and output of fluids, and completing information charts to feeding patients, assisting with personal hygiene, and helping transport a patient who has difficulty moving. 

In other words they take care of the patient whether it be in a hospital or long term care facility. 

Locally the Jackson Parish Hospital, Forest Haven Nursing Home and Mercy Medical Health Center honored the CNA’s on staff  by recoginzing those in their facilities for their continued passion to provide the best care around.  

You can view a video produced by Forest Haven honoring their CNA’s by clicking here.

See below for pictures of CNA’s at Mercy Medical and Jackson Parish Hospital.

CNA’s at Mercy Medical Health Center

Jackson Parish Hospitals CNA’s (l-r) Sandra Waters, Kim Wyatt, Rose Washington, Glenda Caldwell (not shown) – Martha Roane, Shelia Hobdy, Yolanda Bradford, Shelia Nichols


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  1. I PRAISE all these CNA’S!!! There’s just not enough words to say…I know what they do is hard work but they do so much more than people know about, I Thank You ALL from my heart-God Bless the CNAS Everywhere🙏❤🙏

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